State Crime Operations Commander Rod Wilde joined Liam Bartlett in the first broadcast of the 6PR Morning program's new cold cases series. They discussed the recent cold case of 11-year-old Rockingham boy Gerard Ross, who went missing on October 14, 1997. His body was found two weeks later on October 28 and, despite 4700 witnesses being interviewed across 25 years, information is still being sought.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Gerard Ross is an Australian boy. On the 14th of October 1997 Gerard went missing on his way to a comic book store a mere 800 metres from his family's holiday home. As of June 2021 Gerard's case remains unsolved
It was around 930AM, as Stewart, the boy’s father, was fitting some carseats in the family car. He saw Gerard and Malcolm’s legs pass as they walked down the driveway and turned into Kent St.A short way down the street, at around number 99, Malcolm cruised park his younger brother on his roller blades, and called out that he’d meet him at the comic store. This was the last time Malcolm saw his brother Gerard.Join Shaun and Chloe as they discuss the tragic unsolved murder of 11 year old Gerard Ross.Join our Patreon community for access to exclusive extra content:Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/truebluecrimeLink to one-off Supporter donations at the bottom of show notesWebsite - www.truebluecrimepodcast.com - includes our merch storeFacebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/380493356066315/Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/truebluecrime/Email - email@example.comThis episode was produced by True Blue Media using the open source materials referenced below: Boy in the Blue Cap Documentary by Kristin Shorten for the West Australianhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-14/gerard-ross-wa-murder-mystery-reward-offer-raised-to-$1-million/12765372https://www.watoday.com.au/national/western-australia/who-killed-gerard-ross-twenty-years-on-his-killer-or-killers-are-still-out-there-20170922-gyn884.html https://www.mandurahmail.com.au/story/6968773/who-killed-gerard-ross-23-years-on-the-government-is-offering-a-1million-reward/ https://truecrimehydrogen.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/cold-case-the-sickening-murder-of-11-year-old-gerard-ross/https://7news.com.au/news/crime/gerard-ross-cold-case-murder-wa-government-offers-1-million-reward-to-find-killer-c-1387056Gerard Ross not the only murder victim found in pine plantation with sinister reputation, by Kristin ShortenThe West Australian Sun, 13 October 2019 5:00AMGang member codenamed ‘P12’ was suspect in murder of Gerard Ross and Queensland schoolboy Daniel Morcombe Kristin Shorten The West Australian. Mon, 14 October 2019 1:00PMThe Boy in the Blue Cap: Gerard Ross’ family opens up about pain of losing brother, son Kristin ShortenThe West Australian. Tue, 15 October 2019... Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/true-blue-crime. Support this show http://supporter.acast.com/true-blue-crime. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What Happened To Gerard Ross: The Boy In The Blue Cap
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11-year-old Gerard Ross went missing in October 1997 while on a family holiday in the WA town of Rockingham. Two weeks later a horse trainer was out exercising his horses when he discovered Gerard’s body dumped in a pine plantation 20 kms from town. While police have always had suspects in the case, no one has ever been convicted of the 11-year-old’s abduction and murder. Award winning investigative journalist Kristin Shorten has spent her career covering the case. Ahead of a new documentary series for The West Australian, Kristin speaks to host Jessie Stephens about what we know about the boy in the blue cap, and how confident she is that his killer will be brought to justice. You can watch The Boy In The Blue Cap: The Gerard Ross Story on The West Australian website. If this episode brings up any issues for you please reach out to the National Sexual Assault and Family Violence Hotline on 1800 RESPECT, that’s 1800 737 732 GUEST: Kristin Shorten HOST: Jessie Stephens PRODUCER: Elise Cooper RESEARCH The Boy In The Blue Cap: The Gerard Ross Story, The West Australian GET IN TOUCH: Call the PodPhone on 02 8999 9386. Email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org True Crime Conversations is a podcast by Mamamia. Find more shows here https://www.mamamia.com.au/podcastsBecome a Mamamia subscriber: https://www.mamamia.com.au/subscribeSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The brutal unsolved murder of Gerard Ross.Discuss this episode in the Stolen Lives Facebook discussion groupShare this episode on your social media of choice and subscribe on your favourite podcast app.Website coming soonFacebook /stolenlivespodcastTwitter /lives_stolenResearched and written by OnikoHosted and produced by AliMusic by Myuusourceshttps://truecrimehydrogen.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/cold-case-the-sickening-murder-of-11-year-old-gerard-ross/https://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-17/gerard-ross-murder-cold-case-timeline/8187904 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.